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Want to Upgrade my CPU and Motherboard, Need HELP!


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#1 UpSideBoom

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Posted 23 October 2011 - 02:53 PM

Ok so first of all this is my current rig:

CPU: Intel Core 2 Due E8400 3.00 GHz
Motherboard: Asus P5Q
Memory: 4GB DDR2
Graphics Card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 570
Case: Antec NINE HUNDRED
Power Supply: 850W

So I think my CPU and motherboard are ok and all but kind of old by now, I see many new ones that are way better.
My budget is 400~500$ and I was wondering if anyone could help me find a good CPU and Motherboard for that budget from this website:Memory Express Canada

I was thinking about this CPU: http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/PID-MX35891(ME).aspx
but because I dont understand in computers as much as I would like to yet, I don't know which motherboard with be compatibly with this CPU and with the rest of my components.

So I would like to hear your opinions/suggestions, Thanks!

for thise who have hard time reading.. I need both new CPU and MOTHERBOARD

Edited by UpSideBoom, 23 October 2011 - 03:52 PM.


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Posted 23 October 2011 - 03:42 PM

That processor is not compatible since it has a completely different socket and it's a AMD processor not a Intel. The fastest processor you can use is this.

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Posted 23 October 2011 - 03:49 PM

did u read what I asked for? I need a new motherboard and CPU...

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Posted 23 October 2011 - 07:24 PM

for thise who have hard time reading.. I need both new CPU and MOTHERBOARD


There is a little more tactful way of putting that, but, anyway the FX-8120 is quite good. As for which motherboard you want, that will boil down to one of two choices. Do you want an AMD 970 or AMD 990FX based motherboard?

Asus M5A97 - This is an AMD 970 motherboard taking AM3 and AM3+ CPU's. Think of AMD's x70 chipsets as base models, the 970 is no different. Do not use this board if you use multiple GPU's as it doesn't have high enough PCI-E bandwidth.

Asus Sabertooth 990FX - This is obviously a 990FX motherboard. The 990FX series is identical to 970 with the exception of PCI-E bandwidth and more PCI-E X16 slots. These are meant for gamers or enthusiasts. I use this board in my PC, I haven't had any issues.

You will also need new RAM as these boards only take DDR3. Patriot Gamer 2 Series DDR3 4GB is a nice choice. It is one 4GB stick of RAM, so pick up one or two. Due to licensing restrictions, you may need to buy a copy of Windows 7 IF you are using an OEM or system builders copy on your current PC. According to Microsoft's license for Windows, you can only have it one PC, and they define a PC based on the motherboard. So, a new motherboard is a new PC however, they is no technical reason preventing you from reinstalling an OEM copy anyway.

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